Former Peoria police officers face fraud, theft charges of union funds
PHOENIX – Two former police officers in metro Phoenix face fraud and theft charges, accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from their union.
Cameron Lebbon, 46, and Mitch Fuller, 33, were with the Peoria Police Department and also officials for the agency’s police officers association.
Between January 2018 and October 2020, the pair took union funds and used them for their personal benefit, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday.
Lebbon, of Anthem, served as president of the Peoria Police Officers Association from 2017 to 2020, and is suspected of taking $15,700 from the group.
Fuller, of Peoria, served as treasurer during the same period, and is suspected of taking $34,000.
The charges, fraudulent schemes and artifices and theft, are Class 2 felony offenses, the attorney general’s office said.
Each man, “knowingly obtained a benefit from Peoria Police Officers Association, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representation, promises, or material omissions,” according to court documents filed Oct. 19, 2021.
ABC15 reported Fuller was fired in October 2020 on an unrelated matter, and that Lebbon retired in May 2021.